The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 9

Itchy and Scratchy and Marge (20 Dec. 1990)

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Marge becomes a crusader against cartoon violence after watching 'The Itchy and Scratchy Show'.

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Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Animator #1 / Smartline Announcer / Italian Artist (voice)
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Marge Simpson / Cartoon Squirrel (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / 'Porch Pals' Itchy / 'Porch Pals' Scratchy (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Scratchy / Animator #2 / Kent Brockman / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Commercial Voice (voice)
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Animator #3 / Reporter / Helen Lovejoy / Maude Flanders (voice)
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When Maggie attacks her father,Psycho-style with a mallet,Marge blames the violent TV cartoon series 'Itchy and Scratchy' and gets it banned. Children,released from the spell of constant television viewing,learn to play outdoors again. However when Marge refuses to condemn Michelangelo's David as obscene she is branded a hypocrite and the cartoon is restored. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When the children are playing outside, Nelson can be seen in the background painting a fence like Tom Sawyer. See more »

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[Marge's plan to get "Itchy and Scratchy" off the air backfires]
Marge: I guess one person *can* make a difference... but most of the time they probably shouldn't.
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Michael Camarillo is listed twice under "Background Cleanup" See more »

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References Wagon Train (1957) See more »

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Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
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1st movement 'Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country): Allegro ma non troppo'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Very Good Episode!
11 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The ninth episode in the second season of the Simpsons is a very good episode and has some funny jokes. There are two things I really like here. The first is the reference to Psycho. The very beginning is where that happens and the music and such is spot on. Secondly, I loved the satire on censorship. Censorship has been a big issue and it's nice to see the Simpsons poke fun at it.

In this episode, "Marge and Scratchy and Itchy," Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet and Marge blames the T.V show with Scratchy and Itchy and gets it banned much to the dismay of everyone.

Overall, this is a great episode. I liked how the episode centered on Marge for once and that's a nice change of pace. But once again, a very funny episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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